(LONDON) – As the winter flu outbreak continues to claim lives in the United Kingdom, arguments have arisen as to who should manage the vaccination campaign in the future.
Although overall flu activity appears to be on the decline, the death toll in the UK has more than doubled to 254 from last week’s count of 112, reports the BBC.
Some are now arguing that the central government should take control of vaccinations away from GPs, who ran out of seasonal flu vaccines earlier this month. The shortage required the government to use stockpiles of the old flu vaccine, which did not offer protection from all strains.
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